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with afghanistan's leader to hash out differences. frantic was today's watch word as secretary of state john kerry made an unannounced visit to kabul meeting with president hamid karzai and smoothing over u.s.-afghan tensions at a joint news conference. >> i appreciate enormously our friendship. and i know that you share with me a sense that this next year could well be one of the most important in the modern history of afghanistan. >> ifill: the show of unity followed new flare-ups as the u.s. winds down its combat mission there. after a deadly bombing this month, karzai was quoted as saying the u.s. colluded with the taliban to destabilize his country and to justify a continued u.s. presence beyond the december 2014 pullout date. today though he denied he had made that charge. >> there is a collusion? i never used the word "collusion" between the taliban and the u.s. those were not my words. those were picked up by the media. >> ifill: kerry in turn said he had reached an understanding with karzai on the matter. >> we're on the same page. i don't think there's any disagreement between us. i'm ve
. back to washington. >> shannon: secretary of state john kerry wrapping up a whirlwind trip to iraq. he flew to baghdad a short time ago, days after the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in iraq. kerry's mission, press iraqi leaders on ending sectarian violence and urging iran to syria. i'm shannon bream. live from the nation's capitol, america's news headquarters. we go to steve centanni more. >> the central issue is whether iraq's president or prime minister, a shiite muslim is helping to support the assad regime in syria, allowing the over flights by iran. now, if so, that raises serious questions about u.s./iraqi relations going forward. secretary kerry met with iraqi prime minister malkey in his unannounced stroz baghdad today. and those iranian flights were at the top of the agend a. the secretary and the prime minister had a private meeting that kerry described as a spirited discussion. when it was over, the secretary told reporters, quote, anything that supportings president assad is problematic. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran ar
john kerry remained in the region. we get more tonight from nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: john kerry, with jordan's king abdullah at his side, stayed behind, wasting no time trying to deliver on the president's promise of a fresh start for middle east diplomacy. shuttling from the king to an afternoon meeting in amman with palestinian president mahmoud abbas, then a quick trip to jerusalem for dinner with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before returning to amman. kerry is also dealing with an even more urgent crisis for both israel and jordan. the war next door in syria. u.s. and israeli intelligence say the assad regime is poised to use chemical weapons. >> once you let that situation spin out of control, it's very hard to -- to stop, and can have enormous spillover effects across the region. >> reporter: the cia is already training selected rebel groups to guard against a takeover by more radical elements once assad falls. the regime's weakness was demonstrated again thursday, by a suicide bombing at a damascus mosque. killing a
: we watched the trip and the meetings of the president and the new secretary of state, senator kerry, former senator kerry. what progress did we make? >> well, you know, my view is that obama went because he had a problem n. in the first administration, he couldn't figure out whether he wanted to pressure netanyahu or pannedder to him? now he has clearly made a decision to try to create a functional partnership. i think that's really important because as things stand now the, if barack obama doesn't want to be the guy on whose watch iran gets the nuclear weapon or the two-state solution expire, he is going to have to find a way to deal effectively and work cooperatively with the new government and with the prime minister. >> jamie: what about the secretary of state? >> you know, it's been my view from the very beginning that barack obama's the most controlling foreign policy president since richard nixon. hillary clinton was given very true truly cons quential issues to manage. kerry may be in a better situation because it's legacy time and obama is trying to figure out what do todo
. we'll keep you posted as we hear more about that. meantime secretary of state john kerry making a surprise visit to afghanistan in an effort, they say to repair fractured ties with that country. glad to have you with us on this monday. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. secretary kerry finishing his middle east trip after a surprise trip to iraq of the he had a special sit-down with afghan president hamid karzai. it was his sixth time in afghanistan since president obama took office. his first as secretary of state. it comes at a krur time as the u.s. brings troops home turning more and more responsibility for security to the afghan government. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins me live now. james, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning. every leader between u.s. leaders and hamid karzai seems to be fraught with tension and this one is no different. aides say secretary kerry's talks will not dwell on the karzai's allegations that the u.s. and taliban are conspiring to weaken the afghan nation. rather they will discuss security concerns as the u.s. and nato
to see you. >> thank you. >> harris: u.s. secretary of state john kerry says that iraq is involved with the civil war in syria. how? the secretary says that iraq has been helping prop up assad as he fights for power there. kerry making an unannounced visitor to iraq and meeting with nuri al-maliki. and stopping the flow of weapons into neighboring syria. weapons that are only making the civil war more deadly. and steve centanni is here. how are they flowing into syria? >> reporter: according to u.s. officials there are flights just about every day, from iran to syria travelling across the iraqi air space. iran says they carry humanitarian aid, but u.s. says they carry weapons to the syrian government. and secretary of state john kerry urged al-maliki to crack down on the flights requiring they land in iraq for inspection before continuing on to syria. >> we had a very spirited discussion on the subject of the overflights and i made it very clear, anything that supports president assad is problematic. >> kerry suggested the future of u.s.-iraqi relations is hanging in the balance he
.m. thing. six minutes after the hour. secretary of state john kerry remains in the middle east this morning. on sunday he met with the syrian president but he made little headway convincing him to stop allowing the flow of arms and troops fueling syria's bloody civil war. secretary kerry is accusing iraq of helping syrian president by allowing arms and fighters from iran to cross into syria from iraq. >>> and former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky breaking silence from behind bars. a documentary filmmaker said he has recordings of telephone conversations with sandusky in jail that will air today on nbc. the family of the late joe paterno, the head football coach whose legendary career ended in disgrace is already speaking out. they call the recording, "a sad and unfortunate development that is transparently self-serving and yet another insult to the victims and anyone who cares about the truth in this tragic story." >>> a public memorial service for colorado's prison chief will be held today in colorado springs. come clemens was laid to rest yesterday. he was shot and killed tuesd
the easter recess. >> john kerry made a visit to iraq sunday. he met with prime minister alaba. >> the issue is flying over iran allegedly flying over iraq to deliver stuff to syria. >> that is part of what they talked about. they talked about the local leblgss going on in iraq and of course talked about the iraq's drone in syria. secretary of state john kerry is putting pressure on iraq's president to stop forces from using the airspace to transport what he claims to be weapons and fighters in its fight against rebel forces on the ground. >> i made it very clear that for those of us engaged in an effort to see the president step down and to see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government according to the geneva commune kay for those of us engaged in that effort anything that supports president assad is problematic. >> problematic indeed. iraq however along with iran defends the oversight. malki basically says and senior officials say that the flights are for humanitary concerns. secretary kerry says the over flights are something that are threatening the relations between
. >> rick: we appreciate that. >> heather: on a surprise trip to iraq john kerry has a message for the iraqi government saying iraq should not allow iran to fly african-americans and spiders to the war there. the secretary pushing iraq leaders to end sectarian violence. steve is joining us live from washington with more on this story. >> reporter: the central issue here is whether iraq's president the prime minister, that is, a she'ite muslim is helping to support the assad regime in syria. now, secretary kerry met with iraqi president nouri al-maliki during a visit in baghdad today. those iranian flights were at the top of the agenda. they had what kerry described as a spirited discussion. here is the secretary. >> anything that supports president assad is problematic and you i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad and his regime. >> reporter: the u.s. believes the iranian aircraft flying over iraq are carrying weapons to arm the syrian government but tehran says they are delivering only humanitarian aid there.
of state john kerry making a surprise visit to kabul in afghanistan. can he smooth over tensions with hamid karzai? >> then, could amanda knox face another trial despite being cleared of her roommate's murder. italian judges ruling on an appeal this morning. we're live in rome. >> and jaw dropping video of a great white shark thrashing its way into a shark cage with the diver inside. we're going to talk to the man behind the camera coming up in a little bit. >> but everyone's favorite jersey girl, snooki, is here live talking about her new body, her beau, and her just baptized baby boy. it's monday, march 25th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> we are going to begin with winter's last gasp in spring. or should i say allegedly spring. from missouri to pennsylvania, millions of people dealing with rainy, snowy, slushy, awfulness. in indianapolis yesterday, too many fender benders to count. you have to check out this video. the weather rendering parts of st. louis nearly invisible. if you squint you can see it. parts of eastern indiana and western ohio were under a western storm warning t
kerry was in iraq this weekend. he says u.s. lawmakers worry that after years of receiving u.s. help, iraq is not behaving like an ally. kerry has asked the iraqi prime minister not to allow iranian aircraft use of iraq's air space. the u.s. believes the planes are carrying arms to the syrian regime. >> this is going to be a very important week for gay rights activists. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on two important cases. the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. doma designed emergency as a legal union between a man and a woman and keeps same-sex couples from getting the same benefits as couples. in fact, bill clinton who signed doma into law when he was president, is now asking the u.s. supreme court to overturn it. let's bring in cnn legal contributor powell cowen. how much will the reversal potentially make? >> supreme court justices would tell you they're immune from politicians lobbying them. they're appointed for life by the president, and the founding fathers frankly set up the system so you would have sort of an independent judiciary. i don't
. secretary of state john kerry has now issued his first statement about pastor sayid abedinny. kerry said, "he is deeply concerned about be a deepny's fate and calls for him to be immediately released." kerry's statement comes after abedinny's wife receive adler from her husband saying he was wasn't and refused treatment. he writes,s "i did not recognize myself. my hair was shaven, under my eyes were swollen three time what is they should have been. my face was so we. last weeken -- face was swollen." last week, i talked to his wife about him. >> they are grieving that loss, they are very clingy to me. many times, i'm mess, too crying and praying for a quick return for him. >> on our air last week here and iran is accusing you abedini of being a spy. he said he is jailed because of his christian faith. >>> well, newly elected pope francis meeting with his predecessor this afternoon for the first time as a pontiff. this is the first time such a meeting between the past and current popes has been possible for more than 600 years. pope francis flew by helicopter to castel gandolfo to meet wi
roads as well. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in amman, jordan today after a surprise visit to iraq this weekend. he says u.s. lawmakers worry that after years of receiving u.s. help iraq is not behaving like an ally. kerry has asked the ira prime minister not to allow iranian aircraft to use iraq's airspace. u.s. believes the planes are carrying arms to the syrian regime. nick pay ton waton walsh was th. >> reporter: his first visit should have been about rebuilding a country's dwindling influence where they've invested so much blood and treasure but it was overshadowed by events next door in syria. u.s. officials clear they believe iraq isn't doing enough to stoplights over iran to syria of weapons and fighters to assist the assad regime. john kerry said had he a very spirited discussion with iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki was was asked for further information. not exactly the concession he wanted there. also during this visit news broke of the resignation of opposition leader, something which mr. kerry described as many inevitable, saying they'd already begun working
that the homecoming is quite, to quote him, "risky" he says. >>> secretary of state john kerry making one more stop on his first trip overseas. an announced visit to iraq. he landed in iraq a short time ago. nick payton walsh has been traveling with the secretary and joins us via phone. what else is john kerry pressing for? >> yes, christi. on top of the agenda here, it is going to be a direct approach from john kerry to prime minister maliki. intervene on flights from iraq to syria delivering fighters to assist the regime. the u.s. is convinced that almost 80 flights and they want to be clear that iraq should, if it wants to have a role in forming the future of syria with the syrian opposition, they should prevent the evidence, they say. they say that inspections done by iraqis aren't enough and those have turned up humanitarian aid but the u.s. is convinced that those flights are carrying weapon supplies. a real trip here for secretary of state. >> all right. nick payton walsh, thank you so much for the update, we appreciate it. >>> thank you for kick starting your morning with us here. we have m
. they know that this isn't the beginning, but they do think that secretary kerry is coming back here at the end of the week to try to lay the groundwork with benjamin netanyahu and israel to start some talks. president obama is here to, as he said, listen. he said in the press conference yesterday that his main role in this visit is to just listen to the palestinians. it's a lesson he learned from his mom, he said, because the palestinian palestinians often feel that they are not heard. and so he really wants to see what kind of mood there is now and what it would take to really prod some sort of discussion to come into action. and, you know, they felt a little bit neglected and it's the president's time to remind him that even though he has been working very closely with the israelis, he has not forgotten that he wants to create some sort of open space for peace talks to come into fruition with secretary kerry now at the state department. >> very interesting you bring up secretary kerry. a second ago, jess, we saw president obama greeting secretary of state john kerry on the tarmac
morning. i'm alex witt. we have big stories at this hour. surprise stop. john kerry visits iraq. the president is back at the white house and the sunday reviews are in. is there success in the middle east? >>> schools are facing a financial meltdown. what could be next? >> decision imminent. could there be a whole new trial for amanda knox in italy? >>> plus, 14 people spanning four states, could it be you? good morning. i'm alex witt. thank you for joining us on this sunday. michael bloomberg squaring off with wayne lapierre on "meet the press". >> i think when you have members that say they think we should have reasonable checks before people are allowed to buy guns, they all support the second amendment as though i do, but there are an awful lot of people that think this is one of the great issues of our times. we have to stop -- >> you just heard mayor bloomberg but he's going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people and he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public. they don't want him in thei
to be here again. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. he is urging iraq to stop letting iran use its airspace to shuttle weapons and soldiers to the syrian government >> for those of us engaged in the effort to see president assad step down and a see a democratic process take hold with a transitional government government according to the geneva communique, for those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president assad is problematic. bill: so iran claims the flights contain humanitarian supplies. conor powell in the middle east bureau in jerusalem. first of all who is behind the car bomb, the car bomb hit on the rebel commander? >> reporter: so often is the case, bill, really tough to get accurate information coming out of syria. but it is not clear if it was the syrian regime that launched this assassination attempt or if it was sort of opposition rebel fact -- faction that may have launched attack on the colonel of the he is reportedly in stable condition in turkey after the attack. he was one of the original founders of the free syrian army. it has been so
, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what that was money for? >> just so he can get whatever he wants from the city's approval. >> how do you think he was doing that? >> because he had connections. he had a connection with larry reid. >> reporter: shaw also told the investigator, i heard darrell tell tom that reid want today retire, and reid wanted $50,000 a year, and tom needed to figure out how reid was going to get the $50,000. >> that's absolutely false. i've never had that conversation with anyone. >> reporter: he did acknowledge, he paid darrell kerry to quote, open doors. this evening, an angry larry reid called the accusations slander. >> somebody can say, because they're in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire? i'm still here. i have just got reelected. i have never taken a freaking dime. the only thing i ever got from larry was a freaking plaque. >> reporter: darrell kerry also denied any wrongdoing. >> $1,000 a week, what did you do with that money? >> paid my rent, ate. >> did you give that to
john kerry will be devoting his time and attention to trying to get the talks started again. so, i think it's a very careful political judgment by president obama, let john kerry spend his time seeing if he can get things going and if he can, and if the parade looks like it's moving ahead, then i think you'll see president obama become more visibly involved. >> jamie: well, be ambassador, secretary now kerry, will be making the trip. so what do you think we'll see in the next few weeks? >> well, i think the palestinians have got to be more realistic and accept the advice they've given freely to give up this pre-condition. whether they're in a position is anybody's guest and doesn't get anywhere close to the substance here, where the palestinian authority can only speak for part of the palestinian people. i really don't see any prospect in the near future of progress. not for lack of pressure by the administration on israel, but just because of the objective reality on the ground, on the west bank. >> jamie: the great and very complex risk of iran. what exactly did you read into wha
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. >>brian: secretary of state john kerry making a surprise visit this weekend to baghdad. it's been a little more than a year since president obama ended war in iraq bringing the u.s. troops home. with little influence left in that war-torn country trying to rebuild the secretary is having trouble urging iraq's leaders to stop aiding iran and allowing the overflights of iran, what we believe to be weapons, ammunitions over to syria. the iranians are using iraqi airspace to make that happen. john kerry wants it to stop. how did he do? joining me now a man who fought in that war, c.e.o. of concerned veterans for america, pete hegseth. how much leverage does the skraeufrt have? >> not very much. you might say that this is our chickens coming home to roost. when you don't follow through and don't have influence and don't have a relationship then the prime minister of iraq is more likely to hedge towards iran and his neighbors to the east than he is to help us because we don't have that influence. the folks we have left in baghdad don't have a mandate to operate. john kerry shows up asking for a
.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay
, that is the official stance of the palestinians, united states and united nations. we understand john kerry's push will take place over the next six months to bring the israelis and palestinians together. it is critical. >> the shear number of settlements, how might that affect the prospect after two-state solution? >> well, going back to -- >> sorry -- >> the relationship for a second here, i think when we look at obama's visit here, like a few years ago, people were talking about leading from behind when it came to obama, in the middle east. and i think what we have seen come to pass. is only one of those words coming true and it wasn't -- it isn't leading. there has been just tremendous frustration as on both sides as martin mentions. palestinians are as frustrated with obama's presidency as israelis have been. so i think that is really something that he has to tackle first. and on the beast today, on the daily beast, the brookings institute has a really interesting primer on what obama should look for here at this meeting and some of the objectives he should go for. one of them is that he shou
's going to take actions. >> well john kerry is going to follow up, the secretary of state, coming back here for din wer prime minister netanyahu. as a former two-term chief white house correspondent, david, you must have been identifying with our own chuck todd and how he tried to sneak in several questions. i wanted to play a little bit more of that wonderful exchange at the news conference last night. >> thank you, mr. president. mr. prime minister. mr. president, i want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. and mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague over here and then a question, another question i had for you. is why do you -- >> chuck, how many you got? you see how the young lady from channel 1, she had one question, she was very well behaved, chuck. >> i got one for you. >> these are muted questions. >> i get four questions. >> this is not a kosher question, but don't hog it. >> chuck, mine you're just incorrigible. >> so, so david, of course with the four questions, the centerpiece of the passover seder, there was a seder joke, a kosher joke, it was a bors
to happen. what i can guarantee is we'll make the effort. what i can guarantee is that secretary kerry will be spending a good deal of time in discussions with the parties where i can assure you that nobody feels a greater interest in us achieving this than his majesty, and so we're just going to keep on plugging away. the one thing i did say, i think to both sides is the window of opportunity still exists but it is getting more and more difficult. the mistrust is building instead of ebbing. the logistics of providing security for israel get more difficult with new technologies. and the logistics are creating a continuous and functioning palestinian state become more difficult with settlements. so both sides have to begin to think about their long term streeng interests, instead of worrying about can i gain a short term tactical advantage here or there? and say to themselves, what is the big picture and how do we get this done? that's ultimately what i believe both people want. i think it was very interesting that my speech in jerusalem, some of the strongest applause came when i addre
john kerry will stay a couple of days here and likely return very soon to start lay down the foundation. not for talks next week or next month but can they get these leaders to say and do the right thing? perhaps -- put a capital p on that perhaps, get them back to the negotiating table. there are so many difficult issues. >> we're about two minutes away from this press availability or speech we'll see from the two leaders. the reuters headline basically said after backslapping in israel, the president faces discontent on the second day of his trip. that pretty much sums it up. >> reporter: it does sum it up. it's hard because he needs to essentially try to help president abbas. the israeli government will tell you if they are going to make peace, president abbas is the one person they trust. he is aging. he has a fractured palestinian leadership. hamas is essentially sending the message to him we might not support you. be careful. plus the president of the yunitd states labels hamas a terrorist group. united states government before and after obama will likely claim hamas a terrorist g
married from getting a range of federal benefits. >>> secretary of state john kerry issued a warning for iraqi leaders. the u.s. wants iraq to stop letting their air space be used for sup plies for syria. >>> and now, to the mysterious death of brkts oris. a top critic of president vladimir putin. he amassed his billion-dollar fortune in cars. he recently lost a massive lawsuit to a former associate. >>> 250,000 people crammed into st. peter's square waving olive and palm branches as the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he waved to the crowd from his open-air popemobile and leaned over to kiss and bless babies. >>> it's also an especially holy time for jews around the world. passover gins tonight. >>> the unforgettable honeymoon. as a great white breaks into a diverer's cage. >>> and a parking space we don't recommend. >>> welcome back. cyprus getting its bailout after days of uncertainty for the island nation. and the euro zone as a whole, a $13 billion deal was struck early this morning. and the financial markets are getting a boost on the news. u.s. stock futures a
minutes past the hour, i am lord rained with your fox news minute. kerry was on the same page on the conflict of peace offering for the taliban. prince harry is coming back to the united states. it includes stops in washington, d.c., new york and colorado. he will be with wounded troops. no trip to las vegas is oo the itinerary. the supreme court will pick up to same-sex marriages this week. there will be oral arguments. both cases will be decided by the end of june. those are your headlines. back to ashley and tracy. ashley: lauren green, thank you very much. have you ever tried to buy wine online and then have it shipped to you? direct alcohol shipments are limited in 12 states, including massachusetts. our next guest is trying to change that. drew bledsoe. i just don't know how you got involved in winery business. >> we like consuming and collecting a lot of wine. you have to have something else to do. i went back to my hometown and started this. it has gone really well for us. tracy: explained to everyone why there are these rules. >> they just have not gotten around to ch
. secretary of state kerry has been involved. the fact is, of course, that the difference between israel and turkey benefitted neither country. and it was -- to some extent, it should have been resolved earlier, but the fact is it's done now and hopefully they will rebuild the good relationship that they had, which will be beneficial to both and to us in the region. >> you mentioned iran being a top of conversation, but at almost every stop, every discussion with a leader, the the president was riddled with questions about syria. syria kept coming up. the president made it clear the u.s. has provided a lot of humanitarian aid and will continue to do so, but also said, and i'm quoting loosely, assad will go. it's not an issue of if but when. how important is it for the president to sound so certain on that, especially while in the region? >> well, of course, as you know, there's turbulence throughout the region arising out of the situation in syria. just today the press reports that the prime resigned because of differences arising from the conflict in syria. it's a destabilizing influenc
that problem taken care of for you. >>> what's happening overseas right now. secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad just a short time ago. previously unannounced visit for him. he was in israel with president obama a couple days ago. remember this past week marked the tenth anniversary of the start of the u.s. war in iraq. we'll have much more on this in the show with a live report from bagged it. >>> for you new this morning, military officials have identified the quantico marine base gunman. 19-year-old sarah castramoto and jacob woolly both shot and killed last thursday on the marine base there in quantico. authorities believe 25-year-old lopez from the pacifica california shot both marines before killing himself. it is still under investigation. >>> new york mayor, michael bloomberg, is behind a new round of ads that are aimed at gun control. mayors against illegal guns. they've actually got $12 million worth of airtime for this ad. >> my dad taught me to hunt and i'll teach my kids. i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have n
. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. kerry is urging leaders there to stop iranian planes to stop flying over iraqi air space. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. >>> and the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. the deal has been reached to transfer the controversial bagram prison to afghan government. the most dangerous prisoner will not be released. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> and pope francis called for people to be humble and young at heart during his first palm sunday mass at st. peter's square. in the vatican. pope francis arrived in an packed square in an uncovered vehicle. he broke away from his prepared homily to tell the people to lead simple lives. palm sunday is the beginning of holy week, leading up to easter. >>> the man considered god father of fitness, the bodybuilder has died. legend joe weeder helped popularize body building. he introduced the world to a young austrian bodybuilder. you see him the
kerry has strong words for iraq's prime minister. kerry's visit to baghdad comes amid concerns over iraq's role in syrian conflict. if you haven't heard the news yet, the winning powerball ticket for $338 million was sold in new jersey. the winning numbers are 17, 29, 39, 22 and 53. the powerball number is 31. the largest powerball jackpot in history was back in november. it was worth close to $588 million. do not adjust your calendar. winter is over, but good luck trying to tell people that in the great plains. today. some parts of kansas city, missouri got nine inches of know today. they're working to get the power back on in thousands of home. heavy snow shut down many in colorado today. no snow in atlanta to report for the line of severe thunderstorms overnight that knocked down trees and made officials worried enough to issue flood warnings until late tomorrow. let's talk to a couple of our affiliate reporters who got bad weather duty today. kelly cook is down in wet soaking florida today, and chance walter is in indianapolis. kelly, to you first. you really got beat up today. did a
. >> with the president's trip to israel, the jordan, toothier talking to turkey, and then secretary kerry's trip to iraq, get the idea there's some consensus about what to do next. >> that's a fair point. i think you have been tracking this very well, and you also are aware of the growing reports of the arms shipments involving countries like qatar, jordan, jordan, and others. 50 or 60 plain loads of equipment gotton to the insurgents and perhaps secretary kerry is thinking of ways to ramp that up further. on the other hand, every one of the countries you have indicated also has had ropes to -- recents to want to hold pack and they're reasons that are serious, iraq may me hoping assad holds on to power. turkey may be hoping to limit its involvement because of the possibility of spillover. jordan has a terrible refugee problem from syrians coming over the border, and it's more concerned about that, not so much whether it wants to help with one side winning. so i'm not sure i'm seeing a coalescing of a fundmental strategy. i hope more armed shipments can make enough of a difference but we could see months
of state john kerry has failed to win any agreement from iraq after a surprise visit to baghdad on sunday. kerry warned the iraqis to stop allowing iran to use air space for flights into syria. the u.s. believes the flights are carrying weapons. for the syrian regime. kerry visits afghanistan today. >>> and the mysterious death of a billionaire russian businessman is raising questions about whether moscow has pulled off a cold war-style poisoning plot. an out spoken critic boris berezovsky was found dead at his apartment. at the scene, a radiation detector went off. >>> a possible motive in the killing of colorado prison official tom clements. he was shot in his home last tuesday. it may have been revenge for breaking up a white supremacist prison gang. they say suspect evan ebel was a member of that gang and spent years in solitary confinement. >>> thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes after a fast moving brush fire ran out of control in ft. pierce, florida. it was whipped up by heavy winds. a few homes were damaged. thankfully, no injuries reported. >>> take a look at this
secret about where they must lead. two states for two peoples. >> secretary of state kerry staying behind to work toward finally getting the two sides back to the table. he circles back to jerusalem from amman, jordan, saturday night. remember there haven't been substantial direct talks in more than four years. they tried briefly in 2010 but talks broke down over settlements. let's get right to chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in jerusalem. we heard the president say israel's youth can only prosper alongside a prosperous palestine. and he said it should only be addressed after the core issues are settled. that seem like a major revision from what he said in cairo. >> reporter: it certainly is. he said settlement there's fall into question after we deal with statehood sovereignty for the palestinians and boreders in security as well for israel. this is a change. it is asking the palestinians not to demand as a, sort of a first issue before they go back to talk to have that freeze on settle manies and it is an acknowledgement that the policy in 2009 did not work. he was r
kerry there talking. president obama is supposed to be awarded the medal of distinction at this dinner. when that happens, we will bring it to you live. again, live pictures there as the president awaits the medal of distinction. martin fletcher is standing by in jerusalem with the very latest for us. good to see you, sir. let's start with the president's speech. how was it received, both in the hall and how was it received by israelis watching it on television? >> reporter: well, i think, craig, it was received very well indeed. surprisingly well. he spoke so clearly and confidently and i think really hit all the points that israelis wanted to hear. one of the surprising things, the reaction of the 600 students from universities around israel that were in the audience, was that they applauded repeatedly. there were several standing ovations. most surprising to me anyway, the more often president obama called for a palestinian state existing in peace alongside israel, the more often he said that, the greater the applause was for the students. it was a real message not only from preside
apartment in singapore. the fbi is now investigating the case. secretary of state john kerry and attorney general eric hold rer asking questions of the singapore government. singapore police say todd committed suicide. todd's parents say it was murder. now shane todd was found dead in his apartment in june just hours after his last day working for a prestigious government research firm. but did his work make him a target? >> reporter: shane todd, 31 years old, had a phd in electrical engineering and by all accounts a very bright future. he was working for the institute of micro electronics or ime, a prominent singapore research facility. his project involved creating faster, more powerful semiconductors. his parents say that in his last few months he was stressed, even expressing fear for his life. he had told them he didn't feel right about his work. that it might be illegal, even a risk to u.s. national security. with little faith in the singapore police and the fbi unable to help in a foreign country, the todds had little choice but to launch their own investigation. rick todd had pict
is coming home, he's leaving secretary of state john kerry behind. kerry is expected to host separate talks with israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> heavy snow is pounding parts of colorado. road conditions are treacherous on two key highways. parts of interstate 70 and interstate 25 closed down. up to 50 vehicles wrecked on i-25. travelers, stay off the roads if you can. that's the warning. snow is expected to ease up later tonight in colorado. >>> now, imagine trying to play soccer in that weather. the usa beat costa rica 1-0 yesterday in denver inform a key qualifying game for next year's world cup. dempsey scored the winning goal. it looked like a day for skiing and not soccer. but they won. >>> it was 50 years ago this week that the beatles truly came out to play. ♪ their debut album "please, please me" was released on march 22nd 1963. wow. and brought the world instant class i cans like "i saw her standing there," "twist and shout. a london auction house is putting om artifacts on the block. a series of unpublished photos of the fab four. ♪ >>> doesn't it make you want to grab a
. the sky dive company manager says that the chutes have automatic deployment devices. >>> john kerry had strong words for iraq's prime minister. do something to stop the flight of iranian weapons to syria. his visit to baghdad comes amid growing concern over iraq's role in the syrian conflict. iraqi officials deny allowing the transfer of weapons through iraqi air space to president al assad's regime. >>> if you haven't heard the news yet, the winning powerball ticket for $338 million was sold in new jersey. sadly not here in atlanta. the winning numbers are 17, 29, 31, 52, 53. p powerball number is 31. the largest powerball jackpot in history was back in november. it was worth close to $588 million. >>> it is officially spring. may favorite season. birds, flowers, and great outdoors finally shakes off its winter coat. let me show you some glorious pring d spring days around the country just today. isn't that beautiful? kansas city, missouri. didn't get the memo that spring officially arrived four days ago. three to nine inches of snow. knocked out power to 5,000 homes today. atlanta, po
kerry delivering a warning to iraqi leaders during a surprise weekend stop in baghdad. the u.s. wants iraq to stop letting iran use airspace for flights to syria. officials believe the flights are carrying weapons to the syrian government. iran says flights are bringing humanitarian supplies to syria. >>> new developments in the murder of colorado's top corrections officer. abc news learned prisons in the state have been on lockdown because of fears there could be more attacks. and it all appears to be linked to a white supremacist group. >> reporter: the motive for the murder of tom clements may have been revenge for breaking up a prison gang. clements concerned about the rise of a white supremacist group, 211 crew, sent its leaders to another prison trying to diminish their power base. evan ebel just paroled in january was a member of 211 crew. law enforcement yet to confirm the connection. the fear, the potential for more attacks from other gang members. the governor's mansion and state capitol have expanded security following the murder. prison gangs are prolific across america. t
as a point of sovereignty. karzai meanwhile welcomed the u.s. secretary of state john kerry. the two men insisting the relationships is just fine. everything is fine. that's despite recent remarks in which karzai appeared to accuse the united states of colluding with the taliban to keep afghanistan weak. >> you never used the word collusion between the taliban and the u.s. picked up. >> we are on the same page. i don't think there is any disagreement between us. and i'm very, very comfortable with president's explanation. >> cats and dogs are playing well tonight around the world. this unannounced visit to afghanistan was kerry's first as secretary of state. he made several trips there as a senator. well, flames have ripped through historic building. one of the world's most visited capitols and that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. united kingdom, the fire broke out midday in one of the oldest parts of central london at a four story structure housing a family museum and a library. more than 100 firefighters and 20 engines from surrounding towns battled flames that engulfed t
presidential campaign i worked for john kerry and dick gephardt two great progressives and being for civil unions in that campaign was considered the leading edge. >> it was a big deal then. >> big deal. in 2016 every democrat running for president will be for marriage equality. you know, frankly, i think the republicans as we saw with rob portman last week and the report they put out yesterday are starting to come our way, too. it's only a matter of time. >> that was my question. do you think that, well, if any democrat or for that matter any republican can get through 2016 that the obvious pickle is for republicans who are trying to get through the primaries? >> i think it'll be tough for a republican but if i look at "the washington post"/abc poll yesterday, 81% of people under the age of 30 -- 81% are for marriage equality. if they're not going to be for it in 2016 they're going to be for it in 2020 or 2024. >> vice president biden, maryland's governor, martin o'malley, of course new york's governor andrew cuomo, all of them for same sex marriage. do you think we'll see a sort of a win
. they are not coming with any new plan and any effort to relaunch peace talks. secretary of state john kerry will revisit with prime minister of israel benjamin netanyahu a couple days from now as they try to begin that new conversation in earnest. just a short time ago on this his second day here in israel, the president did a little of cultural stops, going to israel museum where he saw what are referred to as the dead sea scrolls. these are ancient hebrew text that sort of highlight the connection between the jewish people and this land here. the state of israel. but during the conversation with reporters yesterday, the president once again showed that he has israel's back. that's the exact language that he used on the topic of iran. he said that he will do whatever is necessary to prevent iran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons. he referred to them as the world's worst weapons. >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. >>> all day long, stay with nbc for complete coverage of president obama's historic trip to the middle east. >>> a new report this morning is sounding the alarm on
can also expect to see secretary of state john kerry back here in israel and the palestinian territories, more often than his predecessor, secretary clinton, as the u.s. tries to get the peace process back on track, which, of course, the obama administration failed to do in the first term. john, diana. >> and that trip coming to an end later on today, alex marquardt, thank you so much for that. >>> a suspect in the murder of colorado's prison chief has been killed and shot in a shootout in texas. >> he has been identified as evan spencer ebel, an ex-con and a member of a white supremacist gang. >> he's also suspected of another murder in the area. abc's brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the manhunt for tom clements' killer in colorado may have ended in this brutal crash and shootout near decatur, texas. >> it could be related to the prison murder in colorado. >> reporter: deputies pulled over this crumpled cadillac with colorado plates thursday and say the driver opened fire hitting a deputy in his bulletproof vest. after a high-speed chase, the suspect then crashed into an
, and congressman franks signing a letter to the secretary of state, john kerry, for more involvement. i'll get to the congressman in a moment, but jordan, how is his health, and what have you learned about him? >> well, bill, we know for the first time that pass tar said has -- pastor said has gotten a medical review, and he was promised he would be move today a hospital outside of the prison. this all happened this week, though there's no indication when he will be moved, and we don't trust iran until it happens. but at least there was a medical review confirming what we've been talking about, the internal breeding and the refusal to treat that with anything more than just, basically, tylenol. bill: you know, jordan, i'm wondering, are the iranians listening to you? because you and others have been on this publicly for some time now. >> i think when you look at all of the actions that have taken place the congressional hearing, all of the media buildup of to that hearing, the silence from the state department, and now we can report part two. after the congressional hearing, after 550,000 peop
. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. >>> the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. presence in afghanistan. the bagram base to afghan. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> pope francis called for people to be humble and young at heart during his first palm sunday mass at st. peter's square. he broke away from his prepared homily to tell the faipeople to lead faithful live. >>> bodybuildering joe weider helped popularize bodybuilding. he introduced the world to a young austrian bodybuilder. arnold schwarzenegger. he said through a statement, through hard work we can all be champions. >>> here's something that you don't see every day, a driver lost control of his car and wound up on his neighbor's roof. the passenger in the errant car, they came down a steep hill and couldn't slow down. a crane had to remove the car from the roof. >>> finally, another big upset in the ncaa tournament. gonzaga became the first number one s
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